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  • Mike Kaminsky

    Director of User Experience

    New York, NY

I am the Director of User Experience at Data Cubed and an ID graduate of Virginia Tech. I am passionate about creating new designs and experiences with a deep focus on next generation technology. I am always open to consider additional freelance projects and opportunities.

Work Samples

  • Motorola MC9500

  • Motorola MP6000

Work History

EDUCATION - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design May 2007 WORK EXPERIENCE - Director of User Experience - Data Cubed - New York, NY 2016-Present Lead a growing User Experience team in delivery of biotech applications for iOS and Android to support the NYU large scale study called The HUMAN Project. Manager User Experience Design - Zebra Technologies - Holtsville, NY 2014-2016 Lead UX designs on Android and web based experiences. Built wireframes and rapid prototypes to test new concepts. Work with engineering to implement front end designs using detailed user behavior specs and visual design guidelines. Senior Staff Industrial Designer - Motorola Solutions - Holtsville, NY 2007-2014 Designer of enterprise class handheld rugged mobile computers, bar code scanners, and two-way radios. Responsible for leading multiple programs concurrently, interfacing with all aspects of the business including engineering, marketing, Sr. leadership, as well as external partners including ODM vendors and design consultants. Responsible for concept design through manufacturing and tooling. Digital workflow including digital sketching, rapid 3D modelling and iteration using rapid prototyping, and photorealistic 3D rendering and animation. My specialty has been finding ways to implement new technology into the traditional design workflow. This includes physical computing and coding Arduino powered mockups for testing designs and validating experiences, developing cutting edge experiences around consumer hardware such as the Kinect and Oculus Rift, and looking for new markets to engage in beyond core verticals. Web Designer - Blacksburg Electronic Village - Blacksburg, VA 2006 Designed web sites for local community organizations, university offices and departments. Focus was placed heavily on accessibility and functionality, while maintaining a professional graphic design. Summer Staff - Virginia Tech University Computing Services - Blacksburg, VA 2004-2006 Worked as a top-level technical support consultant for students and faculty. Diagnosed and repaired complex software, hardware and network problems. Additional roles included presenting technical information sessions to large audiences during new student orientation, creating video advertisements, and designing print media. Cofounder, Webmaster - Flatlandfuel.com - Des Moines, IA 2000-2007 Helped start Flatlandfuel, an e-commerce business specializing in the sale of freestyle bicycle products, clothing, and merchandise. My role included creation and maintenance of the online store, the company logo, as well as design work for stickers, t-shirts and print ads. Technical Developer - C2 Creative - New York, NY 2000-2004 Technical developer at this marketing and web development agency, developing web based applications using HTML, Javascript, CSS. Clients included General Mills, The Boys Club of New York, and Radio City Music Hall. SKILLS - Fluent: Adobe Creative Suite, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Flash, Autodesk Aliasstudio, Showcase, Sketchbook Pro, Keyshot, Microsoft Office, Pro-Engineer Creo/Wildfire, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, HTML, CSS, PC and Mac Platforms. Competency: Digital and traditional media, Graphic design, User research, Video editing, Photography, Interface design, 3D modelling and animation, Photorealistic 3D Rendering, Woodworking, Prototyping, Software development. ACTIVITIES/ACHIEVEMENTS - Dean’s List - Spring 2005-2007 Honorable Mention - 2006 International Housewares Association, Student Design Competition Forum Moderator - Productdesignforums.com


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    • BSID Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2007





7 Granted US Patents: D634744, D629001, D645009, D710362, D709888, D716725, D736707 Motorola MP6000 Awards: iF Design 2014 Winner 2014 Good Design Selection Motorola DS4800 Awards: IDEA 2014 Finalist 2014 Good Design Award 2014 Core 77 Award - Runner up, Equipment Motorola MC95 Awards: Australian Good Design Award Red Dot Award Good Design Award IDEA 2010 Finalist ID Magazine 2010 Best in Category Honorable Mention...
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